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UK Energy Policy

A Little Less Intervention, A Little More Action

We have cast a critical eye over the policy measures, which have been under development for several years and are currently making their way through parliament. We suggest that rather than complex interventionist policy, the market needs a clear long-term framework within which it can work to solve...
Utilities & alternative energy

Technology Application in Mid-Sized Oil and Gas Companies

Mid-sized upstream oil and gas companies often make relatively low investments in technology development and lack the leverage over service and equipment companies that is held by the larger E&P companies. In this viewpoint, Arthur D. Little describes the results of a review in which it found...

Utilities Online - a Case Study of Italy

How Utilities Compete on the Web to Capture and Retain Customers

The growing willingness of consumers to change supplier has significantly increased switching rates in major European countries and is leading operators to review their approach to communicating with customers. Arthur D. Little analyzed more than 100 web offers, related to domestic and small...
Utilities & alternative energy

Launch excellence for new medicines

Global challenges require new approach for market entry

After years of low productivity, R&D in leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies is starting to deliver on its promises and the number of New Molecular Entities (NMEs) approved by the US FDA has leveled out. Once approval has been gained there needs to be a launch. However, complexity of...
Healthcare & life sciences

Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2013

4G - going faster, but where?

Overall, 4G is unlikely to restore pricing power in the European mobile industry. We see no capacity shortage before 2020 and differentiation is elusive, with spectrum imbalances in favour of challengers. European telecom operators‘ revenues will further decline by -1.8% pa until 2016. ...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Managing Capital Investment Programs

How to get investment programs "right"

Effective project selection and management is not a new message. However, even the most sophisticated upstream oil and gas companies do not “get it right” every time. Arthur D. Little believes that our lifecycle approach to capital investment helps to identify the causes for failure of projects and...
Utilities & alternative energy

Waking up in a new world

Results of Arthur D. Little’s global survey on the economic crisis

Virtually all economies and all sectors worldwide are simultaneously going through a brutal downturn. The speed and depth of the fall have caught us all by surprise. Six months into the financial and economic crisis, let’s no longer dwell on the pain it is inflicting. Let’s focus instead on what...
Strategy

M-Payments in M-BRIC

How to best leverage the upcoming opportunity

Transformational mobile financial services are a true convergence between the telco industry and the financial sector. Both industries have recently discovered new user potential in the practically unaddressed segment at the bottom of the pyramid – consisting of hundreds of millions of people in M-...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Consumer goods & retail

IT Governance Wins You the Battle

Arthur D. Little study shows 40 per cent of CEOs and CIOs want to overhaul IT governance

The Arthur D. Little IT Governance Study examined IT governance at 63 large corporations. The study found that, as a result of limited satisfaction with existing IT governance, 47% of corpora­tions intend to rework their IT governance, as figure 1 shows. IT governance: a key management lever for...
Information management

Innovation Culture

Maintaining a Strong Innovation Culture During a Downturn

With speculation of an economic slowdown enough to bring some organisations' R&D investment to a grinding halt, a new report released by Arthur D. Little today warns businesses that, even when times are tough, innovation capacity cannot be first place to wield the cost-cutting axe.
Technology & innovation management